Altavista, VA 24517 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24517: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Altavista, VA 24517

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Campbell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.123, Longitude -79.29
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 341
  • PO Box Addresses: 235
  • Residential Addresses: 2,397
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 12
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,385

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Altavista, VA 24517 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,947
Daytime Population: Workers 4,355
Daytime Population: Residents 3,534
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,889
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 5,836
Population in Familes 4,736
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density2 161
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $38,695
Average Household Income $52,125
Per Capita Income $22,381


Total Housing Units 2,838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,660 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 826 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 352 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $124,396
Average Home Value $144,051


Total Households 2,486
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,637
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.24%
Households 0.02% 0.18%
Families -0.14% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Altavista, VA 24517 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24517 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 323 63rd
Population Density # 292 67th
Diversity Index # 374 57th
Median Household Income # 703 19th
Per Capita Income # 614 29th

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